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Why was this wonderful song ever taken out of the schools in America? The song “This Land is Your Land” was written by (Woody) Guthrie many years ago, and was sung by children in schools for many-many years. Then all of a sudden it was not allowed to be sung in schools anymore … WHY? What lame excuse does the United States Government have for not allowing the song “This Land is Your Land” to not be sung in the schools. I love this song along with many other songs that were taken out of schools many years ago, and I think it’s really SAD! Shame on the United States Government to allowing these changes … ;o( “This Land is Your Land” – Why was this song taken out of schools?      
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By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
Weekly Video Real Estate Update   April 19th 2010 Keep up with the Real Estate Market changes and Trends. Check out this Video. http://www.patelsupdate.com Compliments of:
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When I was around 5 years old my sister and I use to spend summers with our grandparents for many years when we were growing up. Our grandparents had a beautiful home on Knife Lake in northern Minnesota with around 4 hummingbird feeders on the porch over looking the lake. We spent the day at Disneyland in California Monday and as I was taking some video of the flowers a hummingbird came into the video and I was so excited. My grandparents past away many years ago and if they could see this video with the hummingbird in it there would be some smiles on their faces. Hummingbird video by Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz
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By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. April 2011. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you're in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends April 2011 Newsletter http://mikepatel.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/ The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources. Housing Trends eNewsletter is filled with local and national real estate sales and price activity provided by MLSs and the National Association of Realtors, U.S. Census Bureau key market indicat...
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By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
Buying A House And Your House Purchase What does your health got to do with you house purchase, or your Dreams?! I have been working with a buyer on and off for a year. She could not buy a home last year as she was working on saving for more down payment and take care of other loose ends. I did not hear from her for a few months. I got concerned, she does not want to work with me? She finally responded to my email: "Hi Mike:Sorry I haven't gotten back to you.  I had 2 surgeries and I ended up having to retire.  I won't be able to buy a house now.  I want to thank you for all your help.Sincerely...." So I was just thinking, take care of your health. It could avoid you from buying a house, a car, a bike or whatever... Don't Delay On Your Dreams!!  
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By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
The market is ever changing.  What you are hearing from the mainstream national media about Real Estate is only one small part of the story. Here is the link to my Video Newsletter: for the latest. http://www.patelsupdate.com My Video Newsletter is loaded with up to date Real Estate News and Advice. Some of its features include: Current Real Estate NewsInterest RatesMortgage AdviceQuestion & Answers Short Sales Foreclosures Plus much more. It is "real time" and changes weekly. Whether you are thinking about selling or buying, or you just want to keep abreast of the market, I hope you find this information useful and informative
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Rocking Out on Legos - Silent Saturday         My little one loves to climb the super-size legos at Downtown Disney.  He's also a bit of a ham and likes to strike a pose or two while hanging out. Despite the problems with the quality of the photo, I decide the subject was too fun not to share.
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Of course from the picture and title of this blog it doesn't take a rocket scientist to guess where I was tonight. I was in Disneyland at the happiest place on earth!! This is Sleeping Beauties Castle, the entry way into Fantasyland where some of my favorite rides are like Alice and Wonderland, and Peter Pan's Flight....I was very happy that the rain clouds cleared up in time to give Orange County a beautiful sunset.
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By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
The Short Sale Closing Process Here is a snap shot of what agents may do to process the short sale closing. These items are in addition to the normal escrow closing process.  Each process varies by States, lenders and sellers. Short sales represents a large portion of sales these days. Processing these closing transactions and escrows for these properties can be a complex task. No two short sales are alike. So each transaction has it own complications. What Is A Short Sale Closing?   A short Sale closing accompanies a short sale -an event that occurs when the net proceeds from the sale of the home or property are not enough to cover the homeowner's obligations and the lender approves the sale, thereby accepting a 'short pay off' What are the key components of a short sale closing? 1. Pr...
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By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
How to Avoid Foreclosure Informative Video - Making Home Affordable. Avoiding Foreclosure - Know Your Options. Feel Free to contact us for any specific questions or info you may have or need. My Business Helping You
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By Michael Nugent, Sells Corona, Eastvale & Riverside
(Prudential Califoirnia Realty)
The Discovery time: The smell of dairy farm animals threatening my nose, the buzz of flying insects above my head, the endless sight of green acres of agricultural land (13.1 square miles to be exact) and the always welcome & sizzling sun rays hitting my skin were a combination of perfection, which engraved some of my adventurous memories as a teenager living and riding my bike up and North of River Road into what is now know as the city of Eastvale. How I miss those worry free days. WWW.HOME-ALA-MODE.COM We grow up and Progress happens: The city of Eastvale, once a rural area. was primarily dairy farms and agricultural soil until the late 1990s. At the time, the area started to sub-urbanize to house the arrival of people migrating from bordering OC and LA counties in search for afforda...
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By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. March 2011. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you're in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends March 2011 Newsletter http://mikepatel.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/ The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources. Housing Trends eNewsletter is filled with local and national real estate sales and price activity provided by MLSs and the National Association of Realtors, U.S. Census Bureau key market indicat...
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By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
(Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty)
While it was with every intention I planned on sharing this presentation at the RainStorm this past weekend, somehow my final decision to do so was influenced by the environment, the ambiance, and the folks I was fortunate to be surrounded by at the Ultra Heat Lounge in Anaheim.  There was a great line-up of speakers and topics, but at the end when it was my turn to present, I felt moved to share something a bit different. So for those of you who came to "RainStorm" to hear the presentation about "Building Blocks for Better Blogs" and didn't get to, I decided to share it here instead, where there is likely to be less distraction and excitement from all the real life and in person social networking that was taking place in the nite-club style environment.  To those of you who couldn't or...
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By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
Anaheim Home Values  (Includes Anaheim Hills Homes) According to Zillow's Real Estate Market Reports for December 2010, Anaheim home values were Down 0.9% compared to November 2010 and down 0.4% compared to December 2009.   RegionM-o-MQ-o-QY-o-YDec 2010 Anaheim Home Prices and Home Values     Anaheim -0.9 % -2.6 % -0.4 % $ 359,300   Anaheim Hills -1.1 % -3.1 % -2.9 % $ 527,900   Anaheim Resort -0.8 % -2.3 % -4.1 % $ 294,600   Northeast Anaheim -0.8 % -2.2 % 2.7 % $ 380,800   Northwest Anaheim -0.6 % -1.6 % 7.0 % $ 323,600   Platinum Triangle 2.8 % 9.2 % 13.2 % $ 316,500   Southeast Anaheim -1.0 % -2.9 % 0.0 % $ 350,800   Southwest Anaheim -0.9 % -2.4 % 2.2 % $ 349,300   The Colony -0.5 % -1.4 % 2.2 % $ 319,300   West Anaheim -0.7 % -2.1 % 0.9 % $ 338,700 *Includes data and transactions ...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
We rocked the house last night at the Ultra Heat Lounge!  AR RainStorm was awesome. Meeting several bloggers that I talk to online was one of the highlights that we always get going to AR events.  RainStorm was an event where several bloggers spoke about all different subjects.  I spoke about using Foursquare to grow your real estate business.  I am finishing a blog on it, and am going to post all of my slides to everyone.  Gotta love my AR shit I got!  Meeting Christina Donovan was fantastic as well http://activerain.com/cldonovan.  We have talked so much online, it seemed like we were best friends, even thought we had never actually ever met!  She was the first presenter, and did an awesome job! My friend Laura Nelson, from back home.  http://activerain.com/lauranelson It was great t...
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By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
Why a home may not sell, Expired Listings.  Many homes do not sell, and then become Expired Listing. Many Tmes the Sellers get frustrated, but they do not have to be if they price it right the first time. Here are some reasons why  listings Expire.    
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By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
Expired Listings - Why Some Agents Still List Them High, Knowing It Won't Sell. I have lsited and sold many expired homes. These are homes that were on the market, but did not sell. The most common reason why a house does not sell is usually because it is priced high. There are other factors why a house does not sell like condition and marketing etc.     I went on an expired listing last week. 15 minutes into the appointment, I knew I did not want to take the listing. The sellers had boght the home in April 2010 for at $300,000(not exact sale price). For job related reason, they have to sell, and so listed the house in Nov 2010 for $340,000!!.  Of course it did not sell. The market has gone down last year in Orange County, not up!  No remodeling was done either.  I recommended that they...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Disneyland Delights - Friday Fotos     We are so fortunate to have Disneyland nearby.  It results in so much delight for the family and so many special moments over the years.  How could you visit the Happiest Place on Earth, and not walk away with a pocketful of smiles and some great memories?
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By Mahesh Mike Patel, Call Me And Consider It Done!
(First Team Real Estate)
First time homebuyers have a new option in financing that can help them purchase the home of their dreams. 99% Financing Available with CalHFA FHA & New CHDAP CalHFA FHA Program highlights include: First time homebuyer or qualified Veteran 620 minimum credit score Purchasing property in designated target area Seller concessions 3% Loan up to $417,000 Primary, single family residence Rate reductions available when CalHFA Condos and PUDs must be FHA approved Program is used with CHDAP Homebuyer Education & Counseling course required    Current sales price limits and income limits applyRiverside County & San Bernardino CountySales Price: $550,000 for target area and $450,000 for non-targeted areaOrange, Los Angeles & Ventura CountiesSales Price: $802,725 for target area and $656,775 for no...
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